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Physical description; 260 p. : ports ; 20 cm. Summary; Gardner Botsford grew up in a Manhattan town house under the benign eye of five live-in servants, a charming and cultivated stepfather, and a mother whose beauty and wit attracted admirers ranging from the statesman Averell Harriman, to comic genius Harpo Marx. Botsford attended Yale, summered in France and on Long Island, married a popular and attractive girl, and won an enviable job as a reporter on "The New Yorker" - then, in 1942, his life of privilege was rudely interrupted. Drafted into the infantry, he trained as an officer, and on D-day landed with the First Infantry Division on Omaha Beach in Normandy. He went on to witness the liberation in Paris (by going AWOL) and to fight in the Battle of the Bulge. Back at "The New Yorker", Botsford was made an editor, a position he would hold until his retirement in 1982. "A Life of Privilege, Mostly" concludes with a series of memorable vignettes about life on the magazine and about New Yorker ornaments such as A.J. Liebling, Maeve Brennan and William Shawn, Botsford's long-time friend, mentor, boss, and, at the last, adversary. Subjects; Botsford, Gardner. Periodical editors - United States - Biography. Soldiers - United States - Biography. Biography & autobiography: general ; Publishing industry. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publisher. HISTORY / Military / World War II.
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An editor for the New Yorker describes his idyllic childhood and the violent changes of perspective he experienced after being drafted into World War II, during which he participated in the events surrounding D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. 10,000 first printing.Biografía del autor:
Gardner Botsford was an editor at The New Yorker for almost forty years.
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